Getting financing for an independent film can be something very stressful and at at times overwhelming. Sometimes it feels like if you don’t have the right connections, you are never going to make it. The good news is that there is now an online community called “Slated” that offers the chance of maybe getting financing by some film investors without necessarily knowing the right people or having their phone numbers.
https://www.slated.com provides film producers the opportunity to put their films in front of a network of people willing to invest a good amount of money on movie projects. The average investment in Slated goes from $25,000 to $200,000. A lot of the films that make it through this website use other crowd funding sites such as Indiegogo or Kickstarter to prove that there is an audience who is excited about a project making it to the big screen, and then get the big financing that they need for production through Slated investors.
One of the biggest examples of success in Slated is “Roman Polanski: Odd Man Out,” a film by Marina Zenovich which found its financing through investors that are members of this site.
If your indie film project only requires a couple thousand dollars maybe this is not the option for you. But if you are thinking big, who knows? Maybe you will be the next filmmaker selected to receive a two million dollar check to make that film you are passionate about happen.
“Slated” is becoming a big thing among the film community because it has the right members, the ones that matter, from entertainment attorneys to sales agents and distributors. As stated in their website “a film profile on Slated offers you exposure to a network of verified entertainment professionals and qualified investors.”
Here is a video about how it works: